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CES 2019: Acer debuts new compact design with Swift 7, reinvents gaming notebooks with new Predator Tritons

Written By published January 6, 2019

Acer Swift 7

At CES 2019, Acer introduces the thin and light Swift 7 (SF714-52T) with a new premium chassis. An honoree of a CES 2019 Innovation Award, its ultra-narrow bezels make it virtually borderless, giving the Swift 7 a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. It’s feather-light too, so that traveling professionals who carry a notebook through the day will rejoice at its weight: just two pounds.

Designed for portability, it’s made with magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys, which also keeps the keyboard sturdy and provides solid support while typing. These materials are two to four times stronger than standard aluminum alloys at the same thickness, yet are up to 20 to 35 percent lighter. Acer also applied a micro-arc oxidation finish to create a surface with an elegant, ceramic-like material.

Powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, it delivers top-notch performance for presentations and spreadsheets, and even when using creator tools. You can store a large amount of files and quickly get to them, with up to 512 GB of fast PCIe SSD storage. With up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, you can multitask smoothly. And with 10 hours [1] of battery life, customers can use their Swift 7 well into the evening.

You can accomplish more using the two USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Generation 2. The Display Port 1.3 makes for fast data transfers at up to 10 Gbps and supports high-resolution external displays and speedy charging of external devices. Connectivity with the Acer Swift 7 is reliable and super-fast with WiFi5 featuring 2×2 MU-MIMO technology. Peripherals can also be connected via Bluetooth 5.0.

Jet-setting professionals will appreciate the Swift 7’s design, which includes a backlit, chiclet keyboard with well-spaced keys, 1.1 mm of travel distance and responsive feedback. The Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad is precise and responsive while scrolling and navigating. It also has an integrated click button, support for multi-touch gestures and a responsive physical click. Plus, the power button doubles as a fingerprint reader so customers can simultaneously turn on the device while securely logging in password-free through Windows Hello.

The new Swift 7 features a push-to-open camera for webchats and video recording that can be kept closed to prevent unintended camera usage and to protect privacy. When opened, it has a 55 degree angle of view and features high-dynamic-range (HDR) to deliver images in wider viewing angles to accommodate groups.

Acer is also delivering two new gaming notebooks, the Predator Triton 900, a premium performance notebook featuring a slim design and convertible display; and the Predator Triton 500, an all-metal gaming powerhouse measuring just 17.9 mm thin. Both gaming notebooks combine new, functional designs with powerful internals that rival some gaming desktops.

The Predator Triton 900 and 500 both earn their gaming cred with Acer’s advanced cooling system that includes 4th Generation AeroBlade 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 45 percent, and Coolboost technology that keeps the notebooks cool during extended gaming sessions and while playing demanding AAA titles.

Predator Triton 900

The Predator Triton 900 is a 17-inch gaming notebook in an inventive form factor with innovative new design features. It has a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that flips, extends or reclines the display. Users can switch between four usage modes: display mode for sharing the screen with friends during gaming sessions, Ezel mode for playing games on the touch screen, notebook mode for traditional gaming scenarios, and stand mode — effectively turning the Triton 900 into a tablet for gaming or using creator tools. The Triton series’ trackpad is placed beside the keyboard, giving users natural hand placement for gaming using both. It’s also on the slim side at 0.94 inches.

Featuring the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and a 17-inch 4K IPS [2] display with NVIDIA G-SYNC, the Predator Triton 900 pulls no punches in delivering a best-in-class gaming experience. With up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and up to 32 GB DDR4 memory, you can power up the most demanding games and expect smooth, tear-free gameplay. It comes bundled with an Xbox wireless receiver so you can play your favorite PC games on Windows 10 with an Xbox controller. To round out the package, Waves Maxx technology, featuring Waves Nx motion tracking, delivers a hyper-realistic 3D audio experience with pin-point sound location and accuracy.

Predator Triton 500

The Predator Triton 500 is a powerful 15.6-inch Full HD gaming notebook slimmed down to just 0.70 inches and weighing 4.6 pounds. It has a durable, all-metal chassis and narrow bezels measuring just 0.25 inches for an 81 percent body-to-screen ratio. The slimmed down Triton 500 can easily be slipped in a backpack or briefcase, but once taken out and powered on, it becomes a gaming powerhouse. And with up to 8 hours of battery life [3], users can play their favorite titles on the road or with friends away from home.

The Predator Triton 500 features up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs with Max-Q Design, up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and up to 32 GB DDR4 memory. Its GPU is overclockable and VR-Ready, letting gamers enjoy the latest cutting edge gaming and VR experiences. The 15.6-inch 300 nits IPS display brings games to life with 144 Hz refresh rates in overdrive at 3ms. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology [4] creates fluid images as they zip across the screen while gaming or watching movies.

Later this year, you’ll be able to control the Predator PC from a smartphone using the PredatorSense mobile app [5].

For more information, go to Acer’s CES site.

[1] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

[2] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.

[3] 8 hours for models equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/2060 GPUs.

[4] For models equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs with Max-Q Design.

[5] Android version estimated to be available in Q1 2019, and iOS version in Q2 2019.